Melba Carman

28 January 1913–8 September 1939 (Age 26)
Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States

The Life of Melba

When Melba Carman was born on 28 January 1913, in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, her father, Alton Albert Carman, was 36 and her mother, DeLilah Catherine Larsen, was 31. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 8 September 1939, at the age of 26, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 3

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 10

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old Norse personal name Kar(l)maðr (accusative Kar(l)mann), composed of the elements karl ‘male’, ‘man’ + maðr ‘man’, ‘person’.2 English: occupational name for a carter, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English car(re) ‘cart’ (Late Latin carrus) + Middle English man ‘man’.3 Dutch: variant spelling of Karman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary M Carman in household of Alton A Carman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Melba Mary Carman Henderson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Melba Carman in entry for Alton A Carman, "Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005"

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